Japanese Graphic Design is a comprehensive look at the design aesthetic known worldwide for its sublime blend of elegance and simplicity. While focusing on contemporary design and its timeless appeal, the book launches with a survey of several Japanese masters of the last few decades that exemplify these design principles through their diverse graphic work. From Norito Shinmura and his beautiful nature inspired graphics to Shun Sasaki’s maximalist approach and bold use of color. Through in-depth interviews, gather rare insight into both their creative processes and the cultural environment that allowed their design output to flourish and find resonance. The last chapter showcases brand new cross category work either inspired by the likes of the great designers profiled or representing the masters of tomorrow.
Featured designers include Kazumasa Nagai, Keiko Hirano, Norito Shinmura, Yoshiaki Irobe, Daigo Daikoku, Atsushi Hirano, Aya Codama, Taku Sasaki, and Shun Sasaki.
Published by Ginkgo Press in 2023. Paperback with acetone slipcover, measures 9.5 x 6.5 inches, 272 pages. ISBN 9781584237822